A Film by Shunsaku Hayashi


“Leaving home, ‘I’ got a phone call. As ‘I’ answered it, the house exploded. ‘I’ went to work and continued as normal”…


  • Picture of Shunsaku Hayashi © Shunsaku Hayashi

    Shunsaku Hayashi

    Shunsaku Hayashi (b.1992) is a Japanese artist mainly working on painting, animation and experimental film. He studied at Goldsmiths, University of London as a trainee under the Japan Cultural Ministry Abroad Research Fellowship for up-and-coming artists from 2012 to 2015. His recent animation won Golden Horseman for Animated Film at 28th FILMFEST DRESDEN, and it was shortlisted for several international competitions.

Awards + Festivals

  • 11th ATHENS DIGITAL ARTS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Athens, Greece)May 21, 2015
  • 8th ANIMATOR FILM FESTIVAL (International Competition, Poznan, Poland)July 7, 2015
  • ARS ELECTRONIC (International Competition, Linz, Austria)September 3, 2015
  • 23rd RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL (International Competition, London, United Kingdom)September 24, 2015
  • 10th SAPPORO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sapporo, Japan)October 7, 2015
  • 24th ST. LOUIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (International Competition, St. Louis, USA)November 5, 2015
    7th CRYSTAL PALACE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)November 6, 2015
  • 57th ZINEBI – INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM OF BILBAO (International Competition, Bilbao, Spain)November 13, 2015
  • 22nd ANIMA & ETIUDA INATERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (International Competition, Krakow, Poland)November 23, 2015
  • 23rd INTERNATIONALE KURZFILMWOCHE REGENSBURG (Official Selection, Regensburg, Germany)March 9, 2016
  • 46th TAMPERE FILM FESTIVAL (International Competition, Tampere, Finland)March 9, 2016
  • 40th ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL (International Competition, Atlanta, USA)April 1, 2016
    28th FILMFEST DRESDEN (Official Selection, Dresden, Germany)April 12, 2016
  • 22nd PALM SPRINGS SHORT FEST(International competition, Palm Springs, USA)June 21, 2016
  • 4th ANIMAZE – MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (International Competition, Montreal, Canada)June 18, 2016
  • 15th ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF DALLAS (International Competition, Dallas, USA)July 14, 2016
  • 16th INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hiroshima, Japan)August 18, 2016
  • 26th IFF MESSAGE TO MEN (International Competition, Petersburg, Russia)September 23, 2016
  • 9th ANIMASIVO, MEXICO CITY CONTEMORARY ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Mexico City, Mexico)September 28, 2016
  • 36th THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ”AUTUMN IN VORONET” (Official Selection, Romania)October 14, 2016
  • 6th INT’L FILM FESTIVAL OF STUDENT FILMS AND FILM SCHOOLS BASTAU (Competition Section, Almaty, Kazakhstan)October 24, 2016
  • 15th HYPERFEST INT’L STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cinema Europa, Bucharest, Romania)October 26, 2016
  • 5th MEDELLIN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL – FICME (Official Selection, Medellin, Colombia)November 2, 2016
  • 10th SHORT FILM FESTIVAL COLOGNE (program »Best of Festivals«, Germany)November 16, 2016
  • 58th ZINEBI - INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF BILBAO (Programme Zinebiklub, Bilbao, Spain)November 18, 2016
  • 5th FESTIVAL INT'L DE CINE DE HERMOSILLO (Official Selection, Sonora, Mexico)November 30, 2016
  • 18th MADURAI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 6, 2016
  • 20th CINEMAIUBIT – INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bucharest, Romania)December 7, 2016
  • 21 ISLANDS SHORT FILM FEST (Official Selection, New York, USA)December 9, 2016
  • 23rd SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Park City, Utah, USA)January 20, 2017
  • 5th ERARTA MOTION PICTURES. INT’L FESTIVAL OF SHORTS ABOUT PAINTINGS (Official Selection, Saint-Petersburg, Russia)March 27, 2017
  • 18th ANNUAL CROSSROADS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jackson, Mississippi, USA)April 6, 2017
  • FESTIVAL OF TOLERANCE - JFF ZAGREB (Official Selection, Croatia)April 8, 2017
  • 33rd LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FETSIVAL (Official Selection, California, USA)April 24, 2017
  • 12th BRAZILIAN INT'L LABOUR FILM FESTIVAL - MOSTRA CINE TRABALHO (Official Selection, Campinas, Brazil)May 15, 2017
  • 1st FIC AUTOR - AUTHOR'S INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México)November 10, 2017


Shunsaku Hayashi
Shunsaku Hayashi
Shunsaku Hayashi
Director of Photography
Shunsaku Hayashi
Art Direction
Shunsaku Hayashi
Jack Stevens
Shunsaku Hayashi
Sound Design
Jack Stevens
Jack Stevens, cello by Evie O’Driscoll


Running Time
9.24 min
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
stereo, 5.1 (DCP)



Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 (0) 176 - 62965299


Goldsmiths University of London
New Cross
London SE14 6NW, England


Shunsaku Hayashi